February 10, 1999

Journal of the Senate

Senate Chamber, Topeka, Kansas
Wednesday, February 10, 1999--2:30 p.m.
 The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia L. Salisbury.

 The roll was called with thirty-nine senators present.

 Senator Hardenburger was excused.

 Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon:

          Heavenly Father,

        Your apostle Paul wrote, ``The one in authority....does not bear the sword for nothing.
      He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.''
      Romans 13:3,4

          Throughout the world, O God, you have people in authority who bear the modern
      ``swords'' with which they defend their nations from modern wrongdoers.

          We have their representatives here, today, O God.

          I pray for their safety and success in the Name of Jesus,


 Vice-President Salisbury introduced Senator Biggs, Leavenworth, to officially welcome
the distinguished guests visiting today in the senate.

    Remarks by Senator Biggs
   Thank you Madame Vice-President:

   Today we witness the Kansas version of the United Nations as we welcome 89
International officers to our capitol. These officers represent 75 countries ranging from
Albania to Zimbabwe. They are spending one year in the Leavenworth community while
attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

 Leavenworth and Kansas are truly blessed with the diversity that the officers and their
families bring to us. This experience is not without its challenges as they adapt to our life
and culture. For many, it's a crash course on our language as the officers enter an intensive
course of military study. For families, it is getting settled in a new home and preparing
children for the start of school in a totally new environment.

 Their Kansas and American experience goes far beyond the military studies. The families
live in our neighborhoods, play with our children, shop at our businesses, and attend many
of our churches and community events. They also learn and witness our strengths and
weaknesses as a city, state, and nation. Today is part of that experience as they see our
citizen legislature at work in this historic and beautiful capitol building. Some have had the
opportunity to travel our country, and all will later visit our nation's capitol before returning
to their native homes.

 The military officers you see here today are the ``cream of the crop''. Many will advance
to senior positions in their military. Some will move to top positions in their governments
as many of their predecessors at Fort Leavenworth have done. They honor us with their

 We also honor Fort Leavenworth as a historic and national treasure. It has accurately
been described as the heartbeat and intellectual crossroads of the U.S. Army.

 With that, Madame Vice-President, I will close for you to introduce General Wood for
remarks and presentation of our International guests.

   Vice-President Salisbury introduced and welcomed Brigadier General John R. Wood,
Deputy Commandant, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Ks., to
address members of the Senate.

   Mr. President, distinguished guests and Senators, thank you for inviting me to speak today.
Senator Biggs, thank you for the introduction.

 On behalf of the Commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, and
the Commandant of the Command and General Staff College, Lt. Gen. Mike Steele, I'd
like to thank you for hosting us today.

 We at Fort Leavenworth anticipate and greatly value this annual opportunity to visit our
state capital, and enjoy the singular honor of addressing you in this chamber. It struck me
as I prepared these remarks that I will be the last CGSC Deputy Commandant to address
the Kansas State Senate in this century. The impending dawn of a new millennium affords
this unique opportunity to reflect on Fort Leavenworth's long relationship with Kansas....and
the Army's long record of service to the nation. For almost two hundred years, historic Fort
Leavenworth has stood at the geographic and military intellectual crossroads of our nation.
We are proud of the fort's contributions to the nation's security and growth....we remain
intensely proud of our Kansas heritage....and we value our continued reputation as THE
premier military educational institution in the world. Fort Leavenworth - where the past
informs the future - looks ahead with great anticipation to the challenges of a complex world
environment, and to our role of developing and educating leaders of character and
competence in the art and science of land operations.

 Leaders of character and competence - a special goal of our institution. I have the honor
today of escorting and introducing to you, 89 international students from this year's
Command and General Staff Officers' Course who come today to witness a defining element
of American character - democracy in action. Since 1894, CGSC has educated over 6,000
international officers from 142 nations around the globe. This year, we welcome 89 officers
from 75 different countries to Fort Leavenworth. International officer participation in our
courses of instruction is an extremely important component of ``the Leavenworth
Experience'' for our international and American officers, alike. These men are a select group.
In the 105 years since Lt. Henri Lecompte of Switzerland attended Leavenworth as the
first international officer student, fully 47% of CGSC's international alumni have attained
general officer or higher rank. These include 23 heads of state....305 ministers, ambassadors
and representatives....284 chiefs of staff and 2266 general officers. This list of distinguished
alumni makes Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Command and General Staff College the
world's foremost institution for the education of international leaders. While studying the
art and science of land operations as practiced by American forces, our international officers
make an incalculable contribution to the education of our American offices as they share
their experiences and insights. They also learn about American institutions and cherished
values. This visit, today, is an important part of this latter portion of their education - we
are here to view the Kansas state legislature in action....democracy in progress and history
in the making.

 Fort Leavenworth and Kansas have been making history together for a long time. In 1827,
on a high bluff overlooking the west bank of the Mississippi River, Colonel Henry
Leavenworth established what remains the oldest continuously active army post west of the
Mississippi. From 1827 into the later years of the 19th Century, it served as the gateway to
the American West for the steady stream of traders and settlers traveling the Santa Fe and
Oregon Trails. Last year over 150,000 guests visited one of Kansas' true historic showplaces,
featuring 113 buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. One of those
buildings, The Rookery, is occupied by a director in the college....and is the oldest
continuously occupied family dwelling in Kansas.

 For well over 100 years, the post has enjoyed a great partnership and shared sense of
community with the towns of Leavenworth and Lansing, Kansas. Leavenworth, the ``first
town of Kansas,'' was established right outside our main gate in 1854. Today, we employ
over 2100 civilian employees on the fort. Last year, our civilian and military payroll was
approximately $186 million.

 But I would assert that Fort Leavenworth's importance to the local community, to our
state of Kansas and to our nation far transcends the size of its payroll and historic character
of its buildings and grounds. Rather, I return to the 89 students who accompany me here,
today....andto their 962 classmates back at Leavenworth. I would assert that here is our real
treasure....here is our most important ``value added'' to community and country. In 1881
Gen. William T. Sherman founded the School for Application for Cavalry and Infantry - the
forefather of today's Command and General Staff College. His stated charter was to produce
``quality officers for any duty that they may be called upon to perform, or for any position
however high in rank that they may aspire to in service.''

 This tradition of professional education and leader development at Fort Leavenworth and
the Command and General Staff College produced the officers who led our Army through
the massive mobilization, deployment and ground combat of the European battlefields of
WW1. This same mission and focus served us equally well during the successful
simultaneous commitment of forces on six continents during WW11. After WW11, Gen.
George C. Marshall observed that ``Leavenworth provided the leaders who played a
determining part in the liberation of Europe and Asia in 1945. The land battles of Europe
and the Pacific were first won in the heart of America. MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold,
Bradley, and a long list of our great commanders were developed on the heights overlooking
the Missouri River at Fort Leavenworth''. And echoing these words by perhaps America's
greatest soldier, a young Canadian fifty years later remarked to his CGSC class mates that
``If the British Empire was won on the playing fields of Eton, then Desert Storm was won
in the corridors of Fort Leavenworth.''

 On the verge of a new century and 118 years from its inception, the Command and
General Staff College remains committed to its important leader development mission...our
splendid soldiers deserve our strongest support and inspire our daily efforts. Kansas has
long supported our Army.

 One hundred years ago, in February 1899, men of the 20th Kansas Regiment, a Kansas
National Guard unit, were fighting half a world away from here. This was a group of
volunteers organized for the war with Spain who instead were sent to fight in the Philippine
insurrection. In 11 months the 20th took part in 19 battles, won three Medals of Honor and
became known as the ``Fighting Twentieth''. President McKinley referred to the 20th as
``...fortunate in opportunity and heroic in action.'' They became renowned for their devotion
and valor. Their commander, COL, later MG, Fredrick Funston, was one of those who
earned the Medal of Honor. Funston, from Iola, Kansas, was a colorful figure who many
thought would lead American forces in World War 1 if it were not for his untimely death
at age 51 when he suffered a heart attack. His example of courage, honor and duty is timeless.

 Soldiers in today's Army follow his lead in postings and missions around the world. The
fall of the Berlin wall has seen a reduction in our active Army of close to 300,000 soldiers
but a 300% increase in deployments. The U.S. currently has 28,800 soldiers deployed in 64
countries around the world. 3,100 are ARNG and 1770 are USAR soldiers. During 1998,
the Army averaged 28,400 soldiers deployed in 76 countries for operation and training

 On an average day in Bosnia, American soldiers and their leaders conduct over 60 patrols
to inspect weapon storage sites, oversee demining efforts, monitor the activities of faction
military forces, and secure US bases throughout that troubled land. Active duty, guard and
reserve soldiers work together daily to help rebuild the fabric of this war torn society. The
presence and example of more than 6000 well led, disciplined American soldiers assures
the absence of war and permits the return of civil functions. Progress is measured in the
return of commerce and the smiles of children who now are in their third year of classes
following the war.

 In Macedonia, a battalion of American soldiers watch over the tense border with Serbia
and Kosovo. This restive area continues to draw our attention and planning as our nation
determines our necessary actions. Soldiers here are magnificent in their state of training,
enthusiasm, and mature approach to a sensitive mission. You can be proud of their state of
readiness and sense of duty.

 In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar, over 2000 soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division remain
alert in the desert for Iraqi aggression. They train daily to sustain their fighting edge and
stand ready to check threats from the north. This clear demonstration of our commitment
to security in the region is unmistakable and our soldiers here help to shape and strengthen
the peace.

 In the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch, over 2,200 soldiers remain in Honduras, Nicaragua,
El Salvador, and Guatemala to help with disaster relief. Roads are being restored, schools
are being rebuilt, and clean water returned. In Nicaragua the compassion, professionalism,
and performance of American soldiers has changed once hostile attitudes to open

 In other missions in Peru, Central and Eastern Europe, Laos, and Haiti, your Army
demonstrates the spirit and competence found in the ranks of our proud veterans. The
missions are new but they all demand the same fundamental ingredients found in General
Funston and the fighting 20th.....soldiers skilled first and foremost in the business of
warfighting and leaders ofcharacter and competence whose first concern is the welfare of
their troops.

 As I said before, Fort Leavenworth remains committed to its mission to develop these
leaders. I would like to close with a brief but sincere request for your support in our constant
efforts to attract, enlist, and retain our skilled soldiers. A peace dividend of over 700 billion
dollars of reduced defense spending since 1990 has helped spark the kind of economy that
makes recruiting particularly hard. Less than 14 percent of the available youth population
meet the education, skill, and aptitude requirements of today's Army. The job market and
academia compete with the Army for these young men and women.

 Despite the challenges the Army is a viable option for today's youth. We offer up to
$50,000 in the Montgomery GI Bill and Army College Fund, $12,000 in enlistment bonuses,
and $65,000 in repayment of education loans. We recruit to fill over 250 different jobs,
many of which are in the high technology environment. But most importantly, the Army
still offers the intangible personal attributes of leadership, management, responsibility, and
discipline in a dynamic and fluid global environment. Soldiers on mission or training to serve
their nation today all stand as proud reminders of the soldiers of yesterday who first passed
through the gates of Fort Leavenworth enroute to the opening of Kansas and the American
west. The pride, sense of purpose, and understanding of service to community and nation
that for years has been the lifelong mark of military duty all remain vibrant in the Total
Army. My simple request is that as you return to your communities in Kansas find that
Armed Forces recruiter and remind him or her of your continued support.

 On behalf of students with me today, the students and faculty back as Fort Leavenworth,
and our soldiers and leaders serving at home in Kansas, across the United States, and around
the world let me thank you again for allowing me to address you today. Fort Leavenworth
remains committed to strong and enduring support of our nation, our communities, Kansas,
and our soldiers and families. I invite you to please come and see your Kansas good
neighbor....a place we call, the best hometown in the Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Thank you very much.

   The Senators joined Vice-President Salisbury in welcoming the International Officers.

 The International Officers and countries represented were:

     Albania - Major Kristaq Xharo

 Argentina - Major Jorge Mario Vega, Major Diego Luis Suner

 Australia - Major Gregory Peter Walters, Major Gregory Charles Bilton

 Austria - Lieutenant Colonel Reinhard Trischak

 Bahrain - Major Salem Mohamed Abdul Razaq Al Shaikh

 Bangladesh - Major Sajjadul Haque

 Barbados - Major Neville Anderson Brathwaite

 Belarus - Captain Dmitri B. Svirski

 Belgium - Major Johan De Laere

 Benin - Major Roger Djogba

 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Major Mirsad Pajevic

 Botswana - Major Bigman Phaladze

 Brazil - Lieutenant Colonel Luiz Felipe Linhares Gomes

 Bulgaria - Lieutenant Colonel Emil Borislavov Miltchev

 Canada - Major Stephen Charles Saulnier, Major Ian Clarence Hope

 Colombia - Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Rodriguez-Clavijo

 Croatia - Lieutenant Colonel Antun Cicak

 Czech Republic - Lieutenant Colonel Jaromir Zuna

 Denmark - Captain Henrik Berg, Captain Niels Henrik Woeggsborg

 Dominican Republic - Major Manuel Antonio Perozo Castillo

 Ecuador - Lieutenant Colonel Nelson V. Echeverria Martinez

 Egypt - Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed M. Abdellah Abdel Mawla, Major Ayman
Mohamed Tabal

 El Salvador - LCDR Rene Erwing Herrera Mena

 Estonia - Major Aarne Ermus

 Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia - Major Aleksandar Ristovski

 France - Major Jacques Fradin

 Germany - Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hans Popielas, Major Norbert Wagner

 Ghana - Major Abdul-Karim Ahmed

 Greece - Major Vasilios Kolligris

 Hungary - Major Ferenc Kerezsi

 Ireland - Major Colm Patrick Campbell

 Israel - Lieutenant Colonel Udi Sharon

 Italy - Major Mauro D'Ubaldi, Major Fabio Majoli

 Jamaica - Major Derek Patrick Fitzgerald Robinson

 Japan - Lieutenant Colonel Hiroyuki Watabe

 Jordan - Major Ahmad M.O. Bani Ismail, Major Mohammed Suleiman Al-Sallal

 Kazakstan - Major Marat Zhumatayev

 Kenya - Major Stephen Kipsang Koimur

 Korea - Major Bang, Kyung Jong, Major Kim, Jong-Moon

 Kuwait - Major Abdullah M.M.A.A. Al-Azemi

 Latvia - Captain Gints Graudulis

 Malaysia - Major Mohd Nizam bin Hj Jaffar

 Mali - Major Mamoutou Diarra

 Mexico - Major Andres F. Aguirre-O.Sunza

 Moldova - Major Aurel C. Fondos

 Mongolia - Major Serdar Amarsayhan

 Morocco - Major Hamid Daoudiya

 Nepal - Major Ishwar Hamal

 Netherlands - Major Tijs C. Van Lieshout

 New Zealand - Major Phillip John Collett

 Norway - Major Karl-Henrik Fossmann

 Oman - Major Salim bin Ali bin Salim Al-Rawahy

 Pakistan - Major Shmad Mahmood Hayat

 Philippines - Lieutenant Colonel Ralph A. Villanueva

 Poland - Major Tadeusz Buk

 Portugal - Lieutenant Colonel Raul Manuel Sequeira Rebelo

 Romania - Major Mihai Bruma

 Rwanda - Lieutenant Colonel Caesar Kayizari

 Saudi Arabia - Lieutenant Colonel Dhafer M.J. Al-Qahtani, Lieutenant Colonel Dammak
A.S. Daabash, Lieutenant Colonel Mansour A.I. Al-Eisa, Lieutenant Colonel Khalid A.R.

 Senegal - Captain Bamba Diao

 Singapore - Major Tan, Chong Lee

 Slovak Republic - Major Pavol Galik

 Slovenia - Captain Boris Rutar

 Spain - Major Gerardo Lopez-Mayoral Hernandez

 Sri Lanka - Lieutenant Colonel D. Raj Vijayasiri

 Switzerland - Lieutenant Colonel Andreas Boelsterli

 Taiwan - Mr. Lo, Chin-Lin

 Thailand - Major Thitichai Tiantong

 Tunisia - Major Bouhlila Taoufik

 Turkey - Major Ayhan Guler

 Uganda - Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Gutti

 Ukraine - Lieutenant Colonel Pavlo M. Synytsia

 United Arab Emirates - Major Abdul Salam A. Al Khazraji

 United Kingdom - Major Andrew Michael Pullan, Major Peter John Langford

 Venezuela - Lieutenant Colonel Alexis Manuel Navarrete Toro, Lieutenant Colonel
Wayme Jose Marin Ocanto

 Zimbabwe - Major Arnold Gumbo

 The following bills were introduced and read by title:

   SB 278, An act concerning cigarettes and tobacco products; relating to samples; amending
K.S.A. 79-3321 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Biggs.

 SB 279, An act concerning the sale or distribution of tobacco products; amending K.S.A.
79-3371 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Biggs.

 SB 280, An act relating to property taxation; concerning the exemption of residential
property from the statewide school levy; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 79-201x and repealing
the existing section, by Senators Hensley, Gilstrap, Gooch, Jones, Petty, Steineger and

 SB 281, An act concerning liens; providing liens on crops, by Committee on Agriculture.

 SB 282, An act concerning small claims procedure; relating to corporate representation;
amending K.S.A. 61-2707 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Elections
and Local Government.

 SB 283, An act concerning campaign finance; relating to the use of public funds;
amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 25-4169a and repealing the existing section, by Committee on
Elections and Local Government.

 SB 284, An act concerning the state corporation commission; relating to certain
deliberations; amending K.S.A. 66-1,193 and K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 66-101f, 66-1,206 and 66-
1,221 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Utilities.

 SB 285, An act concerning penalties for violations of certain laws relating to big game
animals; amending K.S.A. 32-1032 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on

 SB 286, An act concerning the residential landlord and tenant act; relating to the
termination of the rental agreement; expedited eviction procedure act; amending K.S.A. 58-
2543 and 58-2564 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State

 SB 287, An act concerning the chief engineer of the division of water resources of the
department of agriculture; relating to powers thereof; amending K.S.A. 12-766, 24-126, 42-
703, 42-722, 42-722a, 82a-303, 82a-303a, 82a-703b, 82a-704a, 82a-706a, 82a-708b, 82a-711,
82a-718, 82a-724, 82a-727, 82a-954, 82a-1028, 82a-1038, 82a-1345, 82a-1503 and 82a-1506
and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 SB 288, An act enacting the voluntary political contributions act of 1999, by Senators
Kerr, Becker, Bleeker, Bond, Brownlee, Clark, Corbin, Donovan, Hardenburger,
Harrington, Huelskamp, Jordan, Langworthy, Lawrence, Morris, Praeger, Pugh, Ranson,
Salisbury, Salmans, Steffes, Tyson, Umbarger, Vidricksen and Vratil.

 SB 289, An act concerning state property; conveyance of land and buildings for services
for the blind and visually impaired, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

 SB 290, An act concerning telecommunications; relating to rate rebalancing and access
to the Kansas universal service fund; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 66-1,187, 66-2001, 66-
2002, 66-2003, 66-2005, 66-2008 and 66-2009 and repealing the existing sections; also
repealing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 66-2012 and 66-2013, by Senators Brownlee, Jordan, Ranson
and Steineger.

 SB 291, An act relating to the Kansas health insurance association; creating a reinsurance
program for medical supplement policies issued to persons eligible for medicare ; prohibiting
denial of coverage to such persons; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 40-2118, 40-2119 and 40-
2121 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Financial Institutions and

 SB 292, An act concerning imported meat, poultry or dairy products labeling; providing
for enforcement by the attorney general; amending K.S.A. 65-6a48, 65-6a49, 65-6a50 and
65-6a51 and repealing the existing sections, by Senators Tyson, Barone, Becker, Biggs,
Bleeker, Bond, Brownlee, Clark, Corbin, Donovan, Emert, Gilstrap, Gooch, Harrington,
Hensley, Huelskamp, Jordan, Kerr, Langworthy, Lawrence, Lee, Morris, Oleen, Praeger,
Pugh, Ranson, Salisbury, Salmans, Steffes, Steineger, Stephens, Umbarger, Vidricksen and

 SB 293, An act relating to highways; concerning the priority formula for noninterstate
roadways, by Senator Harrington.

 SB 294, An act authorizing the establishment of state charter schools; repealing K.S.A.
1998 Supp. 72-1903, 72-1904, 72-1905, 72-1906, 72-1907, 72-1908, 72-1909 and 72-1910,
by Senator Lawrence.

 SB 295, An act enacting the Kansas educational opportunities certificate pilot program
act, by Senator Lawrence.

 The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:

   Commerce: SB 269, 270, 277.

 Elections and Local Government: SB 273.

 Federal and State Affairs: ERO 29.

 Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 271, 272.

 Judiciary: HB 2192.

 Ways and Means: SB 274, 275, 276.

 The Vice-President withdrew SB 49 from the Committee on Judiciary, and referred the
bill to the Committee on Transportation and Tourism.

 Announcing passage of HB 2101, 2102, 2135, 2136.

 Also, the House concurs in Senate amendments to HB 2001.

 HB 2101, 2102, 2135, 2136 were thereupon introduced and read by title.

      The Committee on Education recommends SB 171 be amended on page 2, in line 43,
by striking ``may be computed on the basis of'' and inserting ``means'';

      On page 3, in line 1, after ``year'', by inserting ``minus enrollment in such school year of
preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils were enrolled, plus enrollment in the current
school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils are enrolled'';

      On page 4, in line 6, by striking ``$3,755'' and inserting ``$3,770''; and the bill be passed
as amended.

 Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance recommends SB 162 be passed.

 Also SB 151 be amended on page 2, in line 8, by striking ``settlement'' and inserting
``settlements''; in line 41, by striking ``issues'' and inserting ``issuer'';

      On page 4, in line 4, by striking ``when the ap-''; in line 5, by striking all before the period;
in line 17, by striking ``representation'' and inserting ``misrepresentation'';

      On page 8, in line 6, before the colon, by inserting ``promulgate rules and regulations to'';
in line 7 by striking all after ``(a)''; in line 8, by striking ``(b)''; also in line 8, by striking
``standards'' and inserting ``requirements'';

      And by redesignating subsections accordingly;

      Also on page 8, in line 16, by striking ``Standards'' and inserting ``Establish requirements'';
in line 18, by striking ``Standards'' and inserting ``Establish requirements''; in line 21, by
striking ``Any other rules and regulations'' and inserting ``Establish requirements for any
other matters''; in line 37, by striking ``statute book'' and inserting ``Kansas register''; and
the bill be passed as amended.

 SB 152 be amended on page 4, by striking all in lines 8 through 11;

      On page 7, in line 24, by striking ``A limited'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``An''; also in
line 24, by striking ``representative''; in line 25, by striking ``or employee''; in line 26, by
striking ``of that agency''; in line 31, preceding ``(3)'' by inserting ``with or without the sale
of uninsured, underinsured motorist coverage,''; in line 36, by striking all after ``a'' and
inserting ``an auto rental agency'';

      On page 8, in line 2, by striking ``limited insurance''; in line 5, by striking ``auto rental
agent or''; in line 6, by striking ``a''; in line 7, by striking ``limited'' and inserting ``an''; also
in line 7, by striking ``representative license''; also in line 7, by striking ``agent'' and inserting

      On page 10, in line 32, by striking all after the period; by striking all in lines 33 and 34;
in line 35, by striking all before ``The'';

      On page 12, in line 37, by striking ``life insurance''; and the bill be passed as amended.

 Committee on Utililties recommends SB 123 be passed.

 Also HB 2053 be passed and, because the committee is of the opinion that the bill is of
a noncontroversial nature, be placed on the consent calendar.

 SB 186 be amended on page 1, in line 31, by striking ``or electricity''; and the bill be
passed as amended.

 SB 3, 14, 47, 69, 120, 122 reported correctly engrossed February 10, 1999.

 SR 1814 reported correctly enrolled, properly signed and presented to the Secretary of
the Senate on February 10, 1999.

   On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, February
11, 1999.

HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk.

PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of Senate.